Church & Dwight (CHD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Church & Dwight earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.8887166727612 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) opened at 47.38 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $11.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.02 and a beta of 0.60. Church & Dwight has a one year low of $42.56 and a one year high of $54.18. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $49.11 and a 200 day moving average price of $50.74.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $898.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $903.87 million. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.85 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Church & Dwight will post $1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $63.00 price objective on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Barclays PLC set a $49.00 price objective on Church & Dwight and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, August 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Church & Dwight presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.26.

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In other news, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 9,718 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.84, for a total value of $484,345.12. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 56,497 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,815,810.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Steven J. Katz sold 11,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.17, for a total value of $561,904.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 4,458 shares in the company, valued at $223,657.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 198,858 shares of company stock worth $9,996,631 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)

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